The Laughing Buddha is also known as Budai Buddha, Buddha of Happiness or Matreiya in Buddhism.
Legend has it that nothing would make this Buddha happier to see people’s problem, worries and sadness transform into happiness. It is said that his inner smile is so strong that it radiates throughout his entire face and brings happiness wherever he goes.
The Laughing Buddha symbolizes wealth and happiness, just looking at his jolly face will cheer you up. It is believed by rubbing his belly, which is said to contain much wealth will bring good luck and prosperity to all in the home and the bigger his round tummy, the more auspicious.
Symbol of : Happiness, Wealth, Luck, Health, Prosperity